Russian Foreign Minister Says Ukrainian Extreme and Hardliners Try to Provoke Civil War

Russian Foreign Ministers say Ukrainian extremes and hardliners are trying to provoke civil war

On February 20th, the conflict broke out again in Kiev’s Independence Square in Kiev.

China News Service, February 20, according to foreign reports, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Baghdad on the 20th that after the ceasefire agreement was reached, demonstrators attacked police obstacles, indicating that Ukraine’s “extremism” With hardliners”, trying to provoke a civil war.

At a press conference in Baghdad, Lavrov said that Russia supports the Ukrainian government to hold talks with the opposition to overcome the current crisis and to deal with extremists and hardliners who are trying to provoke civil war. person.

On November 21, 2013, after the Ukrainian government decided to suspend the signing of the country of association agreement with the European Union, a large number of supporters in Europe came to the streets to protest. Tensions in Ukraine have intensified.

On the 18th of this month, the Ukrainian police launched a clearance operation on the Kiev Independence Square, which triggered a bloody conflict with the demonstrators, killing 28 people and injuring hundreds of others.

A few hours after the Ukrainian government reached a ceasefire agreement with the opposition at midnight on the 19th, in the early hours of the 20th, a clash broke out on the streets of Kiev. Agence France-Presse reported that the new conflict caused at least 25 deaths. The latest news from the Associated Press was that 22 people were killed. Reuters said at least 21 people were killed.

Lavrov said on the 19th that the responsibility for domestic riots in Ukraine is among extremists, opposition leaders and some Western politicians. He said that there is no doubt that responsibility in all these months and weeks has sought to lead the situation to the extremists of the military version. But most of the responsibilities were in the opposition, and they refused to compromise and demanded outside the legal framework, so that they could not implement the agreement reached, including the agreement reached in Parliament.

Responsible Editor: Wu Yuanchun

Ukrainian protesters claim to control the capital or have left Kiev

Ukrainian protesters claim to control the President of the capital or have left Kiev

This is the Kiev Independence Square in Kiev, which was filmed on February 21. (Source: Xinhua News Agency)

According to US media reports on February 23, after Ukrainian President Yanukovych and the opposition signed a peace agreement aimed at ending the three-month political crisis Andriy Parubiy, leader of the Independence Square camp protests, said on the following day that they completely controlled the capital Kiev. Many protesters are continuing to demand an immediate demise of Yanukovych.

According to media reports, Ukrainian President Yanukovych left the capital Kiev after handing over most of his rights to his hometown in southern Ukraine and agreed to hold elections in advance.

The news that Yanukovych left Kiev is not yet confirmed.

Responsible Editor: Zhao Yanlong

Pakistani Taliban set conditions for a ceasefire: killing its members

Xinhuanet Islamabad, February 19 (Reporter Wang Yu) Pakistani Taliban spokesman Shahidullah & middot; Shahid said in a statement on the 19th that Bata will take the peace talks seriously to the nation if the government can Bata The appointed negotiating committee made a pledge to stop killing its members, and Bata will officially declare a ceasefire.

Regarding the killing of 23 security personnel by the Bata branch, Shahid said that this was not a planned attack but a response to the Pakistani government’s killing of Bata members.

The Bata branch claimed on the 16th that it killed 23 security personnel in the Mohmand district to retaliate against Bata members and was killed in prison. The Pakistani government cancelled the dialogue scheduled to be held in Bata on the same day. The Pakistani government negotiating committee said on the 18th that the killing of 23 security personnel by the Bata branch has completely changed the current situation. Unless Bata complies with the peace commitment and stops the attack, the government negotiating committee will not be able to advance the peace talks process.

The Pakistani Government Negotiating Committee was established on January 29. On February 2, the Pakistani Taliban appointed five religious political leaders to talk to the government. On February 6, the two sides stopped everything “violent behavior” to reach a consensus on promoting the peace process.

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Ukrainian government accuses opposition of using reconciliation statement to delay time

On February 18th, there was another violent incident in the center of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The picture shows the local time on February 19th, the central square of Kiev is full of smoke.

China News Service, February 20, according to Russian media reports on the 20th, the Ukrainian President’s Office said that the opposition leader’s statement that he must reconcile and return to dialogue is only a kind of delay and mobilization of militants. Strategy.

The announcement issued on the official website of the President of Ukraine stated: “All efforts by the authorities to establish dialogue and peaceful mediation of conflicts have been ignored by the militants and they have turned to launch the offensive. Operated with organized armed groups, using shooting weapons, including sniper rifles. Since law enforcement officers are not armed, only specialized equipment is used, and the number of law enforcement personnel for death and injury reaches dozens. ”

The announcement said that it is necessary to point out that various measures are being taken to prevent bloodshed and confrontation.

On November 21, 2013, after the Ukrainian government decided to suspend the signing of the country of association agreement with the European Union, a large number of supporters in Europe came to the streets to protest. Tensions in Ukraine have intensified.

On the 18th of this month, a large-scale riot broke out in the center of Kiev. On the same day, the opposition demanded the restoration of the 2004 Constitution and the restoration of the parliamentary presidential system at the Ukrainian Supreme Council. The emotional crowd tried to get close to the Ukrainian parliament building. The militants broke into the building in the center of Kiev, lit the tires, and threw stones and burning bottles at the police and cars. According to police information, militants used shooting weapons for the first time. Ukrainian police launched a clearance campaign against the Kiev Independence Square, sparking bloody clashes with demonstrators.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Health announced on the 20th that the number of deaths in the capital Kiev has risen to 35, 505 people were injured in the Kiev conflict and 292 were hospitalized.

Ukrainian President Yanukovych said on the 19th that he agreed to achieve a ceasefire with the opposition leaders. The president’s official website issued a statement on the 19th that the two sides have agreed to start “negotiations”, aiming to end the two-day bloody conflict. The two sides also agreed to “stable efforts to stabilize the national situation for the benefit of social peace”.

A few hours after the Ukrainian government reached a ceasefire agreement with the opposition at midnight on the 19th, the conflict broke out in the Independence Square in Kiev on the 20th. Agence France-Presse reported that the latest conflict has killed at least 25 people.

Responsible Editor: Wu Yuanchun

Iraqi Shiite leaders say they will not withdraw the decision to “abandon politics”

Xinhuanet Baghdad, February 18 (Reporter Zhang Shuhui, Liang Youzhen) Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada · Sadr said on the 18th that he will not take back the decision to stop all political activities and appeal to the public Actively voted in the forthcoming National Assembly elections.

Sadr said in a statement on television that day, “I will not take back the decision to leave political activities. I am proud of this decision.” “The Iraqi political reconciliation process “no progress”, the government and the parliament did not assume their due responsibilities, resulting in a continuing deterioration of the security situation and a large number of innocent civilian casualties.

Sadr also called on the Iraqi people to actively participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections. “We believe that active participation in voting will not let the government fall into the hands of dishonest and embarrassed people”.

Sadr announced on the 16th that in order to protect the family’s reputation, he will stop all political activities and will close all the Sadr Group’s offices for political activities. Subsequently, nearly 20 members from the Sadr Group announced their resignation, and many hoped that Sadr would be able to withdraw the decision.

Iraq will hold a new National Assembly election on April 30. The “Freedom of the Union” led by Sadr has been regarded as one of the most important alliances of political parties.

Muqtada &middot, 40, was born in a Shia Muslim family whose father was the late Shiite religious leader Ayatollah Mohammed · Sadik · Sadr has a high political reputation. Muqtada · Sadr was a rapidly rising figure in the Iraqi political arena after the end of the Iraq war. The leader of the “Mahdi Army” was one of the most important armed organizations in Iraq after the US invasion in 2003.

Responsible Editor: Zhao Yanlong

It costs nearly 500 million yen a day. Introducing 4 amphibious vehicles from the US (photo)

Japan spends nearly 500 million yen to introduce four amphibious vehicles from the US (Figure)

The amphibious vehicle introduced by the Japanese Defense Ministry from the United States.

BEIJING, Feb. 21 (Xinhuanet) According to the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), the Japanese government spent nearly 500 million yen on the basis of the policy of building a amphibious combat special force on the land self-defense force. 30 million yuan) purchased four amphibious vehicles from the United States. On the evening of the 20th local time, these amphibious vehicles have arrived at the station of the Self-Defense Force.

It is reported that the amphibious vehicle is the main equipment of the US Navy, “AAV7”, which is about 8 meters long and weighs about 20 tons. It can travel in the water like a ship and land.

The Japanese Defense Ministry has considered the construction of the amphibious combat special forces on the land self-defense force, “Water and Land Mobile Group”, so in 2014, it took about 500 million yen to introduce four amphibious vehicles from the United States. .

According to reports, the amphibious vehicles departed from Yokohama Port to the Self-Defense Force station in the Kanto region at around 9 pm local time on the 20th. As the equipment used by the Self-Defense Force for the first time, the Ministry of Defense will examine the AAV7 in detail to confirm its performance status and provide reference for the introduction of relevant vehicles in the future.

In December 2013, according to the outline of the defense plan formulated by the Japanese government, the special troops for landing operations will be built within 5 years, that is, “land and water mobility group”, and eventually it will reach the scale of 3,000 people.

There are about 700 general administrative companies in the west of the Land Self-Defense Force, which is responsible for defense of the outlying islands. The number of people in the Land and Water Group is four times that of the defenders of the Islands. ”power.

In addition, the Japanese government said that it is necessary to land operations based on the medium-term defense plan for the next five years, that is, the medium-term defense development plan. Therefore, 52 amphibious vehicles are planned to be introduced.

Compared with helicopters, in order to improve the self-defense force, the Defense Ministry will introduce 17 new transport aircraft deployed in Okinawa, “Osprey”. Japanese media pointed out that these are strengthening the defense posture of the outlying islands.

Responsible Editor: Zhang Xiaofang

Britain condemns Spain’s invasion of Gibraltar and proposes “high-level” protests

People’s Daily on February 20 According to the BBC, the British government said it would make a formal “high-level” protest against Spain’s invasion of Gibraltar’s territorial waters this week. This is the latest in a long-standing diplomatic dispute between the United Kingdom and Spain on Gibraltar.

The report said that Gibraltar is a huge rock at the southern end of Spain. Spain was ceded to Britain 300 years ago, but now the Spanish government wants to regain this place.

A spokesperson for the British Foreign Office said that, during the Royal Spanish Navy exercise on February 18, it invaded the British territorial waters near Gibraltar. ”“We will make high-level negotiations with the Spanish government and prepare for a formal protest. ” Local media in Gibraltar reported that a Spanish naval vessel entered the waters of Gibraltar using pseudonyms and codes and was later escorted to leave the waters.

Last summer, Spain’s dissatisfied artificial reefs off the coast of Gibraltar blocked the operation of fishing vessels, thus tightening the border control of Gibraltar and causing long queues of vehicles entering and leaving. The European Commission later intervened in the arbitration of border disputes, but found that Spain tightened border controls and did not violate EU law. (老任)

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Abe plans to attend the third nuclear security summit plan to mention the DPRK nuclear issue

Data Sheet: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

China News Service, February 20, according to the Kyodo News Agency, Japanese government officials revealed on the 20th that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe basically decided to attend the “Hague, Netherlands, March 24, 25 two days” The 3rd Nuclear Security Summit”.

Abe will elaborate on greater efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation and counter-terrorism attacks by working with other participating countries. Abe also plans to mention the North Korean nuclear issue and seek understanding on his own “positive pacifism.”

As the Japanese parliament will enter the final stage of reviewing the 2014 budget during the summit, some people within the Japanese government believe that Abe’s attendance at the summit is more difficult, but Abe believes that as a victim of the atomic bombing, the Japanese Prime Minister’s attendance at the summit It is significant, so I always hope that I can make it. Given that the 2014 Budget is expected to be established by the end of March this year, Abe ultimately believes that he can attend the summit.

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yi Yiwei said at the press conference on the 20th at Abe’s summit that “it needs to be approved by the National Assembly and has not yet decided”, but he also said that “Japan” is the world. The only nuclear explosion victim, hope to be able to attend is the fact & rdquo;.

The Nuclear Security Summit has been held for two times, and Japan’s then Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and Noda Yoshihiko have attended.

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Merkel met with the Swiss Federal President and regretted the results of the anti-immigrant referendum

China News Service, Berlin, February 18 (Reporter Huang Shuanghong) German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with visiting Swiss Federal President Burk Hart on the 18th in Berlin, supporting the anti-immigration results of the national referendum not long ago. Expressed regret, but stressed the respect for the wishes of the Swiss people.

Merkel said at a joint press conference that Germany is very concerned about how the Swiss government implements the referendum results and does not want the country to change its current close relationship with the EU. “The two sides should find common ground.” The solution, but should be consistent with the EU (personnel to freedom) principle.

In a recent Swiss referendum, the country’s citizens favored a large-scale immigration campaign with a weak majority in favor of the “Swiss People’s Party”. Since the majority of immigrants from Switzerland are from EU countries, the largest of which is Italian and German, the EU, especially Germany, has responded strongly to this result. When meeting with Burkhardt, Merkel once again stressed that the series of agreements signed between the EU and Switzerland include personnel to the terms of freedom, and this principle is immutable.

Burkhardt said that although the Swiss referendum results in favor of restricting large-scale immigration, the purpose is not to target EU member states. There is a three-year transition period for the above-mentioned referendum legislation, and the EU and Switzerland should use this time to discuss solutions. The Swiss government will strive to avoid discrimination in EU member states when formulating corresponding legal provisions.

However, after the results of the referendum, Switzerland did not sign an agreement with Croatia on the open labour market. The EU believes that this is a clear violation of the freedom of movement between the country and the EU, and has stopped negotiations with some research projects between Switzerland, including bilateral power supply agreements.

Switzerland has a serious dependence on the EU, both economically and politically. The results of the anti-immigrant referendum pushed bilateral relations into a difficult position, and Burkhardt’s trip to Berlin was to ease the contradiction.

Responsible Editor: Zhao Yanlong

The escalation of the Ukrainian conflict has killed 26 people and injured 800 people.

February 18 On the day, there was another violent incident in the center of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The picture shows the local time on February 19th, the central square of Kiev is full of smoke.

On February 18, another violent incident occurred in the center of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The picture shows the local time on February 19th, the central square of Kiev is full of smoke.

China News Service, February 20th Comprehensive news, the violent conflict in the Ukrainian capital continues to escalate, has caused 26 deaths, and nearly 800 people were injured, including 392 law enforcement officers. The Ukrainian security authorities have announced that they will carry out “anti-terrorism” actions throughout the country. The chief of the army’s chief of staff has also been replaced. Whether the military will intervene to resolve the conflict is of great concern.

Urban violent conflict escalates and has caused 800 casualties

On February 18th, Ukrainian anti-government demonstrations escalated. Thousands of demonstrators went to the parliament building to protest, intent to force the parliament to pass a resolution to restore the 2004 Constitution. The protesters and the police immediately broke out in a fierce conflict.

The Ukrainian health department said on the 19th that the conflict has caused 26 deaths. On the same day, Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs revealed that nearly 800 people were injured in the conflict, including 392 law enforcement officers, including 83 injured police officers. “Severe shootings were carried out”.

The number of casualties is likely to continue to rise. Ukrainian media quoted Kiev medical staff on the 19th as saying that the number of injured has exceeded 1,000, but this statement has not been confirmed by the Ukrainian authorities.

At present, the riots in Ukraine have expanded from the capital Kiev to other cities. Anti-government protesters stormed into the police headquarters in the western city of Lviv and released all prisoners held there. In another city in Ukraine, Ternopil, government buildings were attacked. In the city of Hmirnitsky, a woman was shot and killed in an attempt to hit a building belonging to the security department. In the eastern part of Ukraine, the office of the Ukrainian opposition party was attacked.

The Ukrainian military or the president of the conflict to remove the Chief of Staff of the Army

Earlier, the Ukrainian security authorities announced that they would launch a “Anti-terrorism” campaign across the country. In response to the growing “extremism threat”.

The protesters urged the military not to intervene, saying the Constitution prohibited the president from using the army to attack civilians. However, the military said that according to the anti-terrorism law, the military has the right to use force or use “special methods” to arrest criminals.

The Ukrainian Defence Minister confirmed that they are sending paratroopers to the capital, Kiev, and stressed that their role is to protect government buildings and military installations, not against anti-government protesters.

The official website of the Ukrainian president announced on February 19 that Ukrainian President Yanukovych dismissed Army Chief of Staff General Volodymyr Zamana. According to the presidential decree, Admiral Zamana was replaced by Admiral Yuriy Ilyi, commander-in-chief of the Navy.

AFP reported that Zamana stated in early February that “no one has the right to use the armed forces to limit civil rights”.

The international community calls on all parties to stop the dialogue. Diplomatic mediation unfolds

The escalating situation in Ukraine continues to attract widespread attention from the international community. After the statement on the evening of the 18th, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on his 19th through his spokesperson called on all parties involved in the Ukrainian conflict to end the conflict as soon as possible and stressed the use of violence “unacceptable”. He also called for effective and effective dialogue to begin as soon as possible. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (HRC) Pillay issued a statement on the 19th, strongly condemning the serious casualties caused by violent conflicts, and urged the Ukrainian authorities and demonstrators to ease the situation as soon as possible and find a way to resolve the crisis peacefully.

Russia severely condemned the violent clashes in Kiev on the 19th. Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov said that Russian leaders believe that extremists have complete and complete responsibility for the conflict, and Russia has seen “the coup attempt” in the actions of the U.S. extremists. He also refuted the Russian side’s attempt to interfere in Uzbekistan’s internal affairs. The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the same day calling on the Ukrainian opposition to immediately resume dialogue with the legitimate regime and said that Russia will use its full influence to restore peace and tranquility to Ukraine.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said on the 19th that he hopes that the relevant parties in Ukraine will focus on national interests and national interests, eliminate differences through consultation and dialogue, and restore normal social order as soon as possible. The international community should play a constructive role in this regard.

Senior officials from Britain, France, Germany and other countries and EU leaders issued statements on the 19th to condemn the bloody conflict in Ukraine and said that the Ukrainian government should be responsible for this. French President Hollande and Polish Prime Minister TuskendonThe EU is urged to take “discriminate” sanctions against relevant responsible persons as soon as possible.

The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Ashton said on the 19th that representatives of EU member states in the European Union met in Brussels on the same day to study the “all possible options” for the Ukrainian crisis, including sanctions against Ukraine. Measures. The foreign ministers of the EU member states will meet in an emergency meeting in Brussels on the 20th.

Diplomatic mediation activities on the situation in Ukraine are underway. Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Merkel, French President Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron have all expressed their views. However, the situation in Ukraine has not yet eased. (End)

Responsible Editor: Zhang Xiaofang